A Murder Case in the Book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A friend of mine recommended a book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This story revolves around a 15 year-old boy named Chris, who discovers his neighbor’s dog Wellington is dead on the front lawn. Chris takes it upon himself to investigate what he thinks is a murder case. It is told early on in the story that Chris has autism. Throughout the investigation, readers see the investigation from Chris’s point-of-view, which shows the mindset of someone with autism. Chris also takes it upon himself to write down the investigation in a book for a school assignment. As the story progresses, Chris begins preparing for an A-level math exam to attend a university. At home, Chris’s dad discovers the investigation book Chris is writing, and he gets mad. Chris comes home and tries to search for his investigation book, and accidently stumbles upon a bunch of letters to him from his “dead” mom. The letters tell about her current life with a man named Mr. Shears in London, and how she wants Chris to reach out to her. Chris ends up passing out from his discovery, and his dad finds him later on. His dad has a mental breakdown in front of Chris about the letters and all of the lies. Chris’s dad also admits that he killed the neighbor’s dog, Wellington. With this, Chris runs away from home and begins a journey to London to find his mom. During his journey to his mom, Chris spends a great deal of
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